Why beautiful buildings could help prevent climate breakdown

Building urban landscapes that are designed to last could be key to reducing the environmental damage caused by construction. The built environment is responsible for 37% of global carbon emissions. 16% of this figure is embodied carbon, consisting of the CO2 emitted...

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Warmer winters, shrinking snow seasons and the retreat of ancient glaciers are no longer distant threats to the ski industry. For decades, winter enthusiasts have flocked to the mountains, strapping on skis or a snowboard to carve through the snowy landscapes. While...

20-minute cities that are getting it right

20-minute cities that are getting it right

Would you relocate to enjoy 20-minute city life? Mountain bike enthusiast and director at Leisure Lakes Bikes, Ben Mercer, shares three major cities that are making the 20-minute city concept work. There are many reasons people may consider large-scale changes in...

What if climate change had another speed?

A thought experiment: If Earth had different characteristics and climate change had occurred at a faster pace, we would have been less equipped to deal with it. Now we are prepared. Two factors determine the speed of human-caused climate change: the Earth's...

What is green ideology and can it help?

Having a green ideology might sound great in theory, but is it a pragmatic approach to environmental security? Green perspectives emerged in International Relations (IR) theory in the 1970s in response to the growing acceptance of transnational environmental issues....

Some Like it Hot

How some species are adapting to climate change and what that means for the rest of us. The overarching term ‘Climate Change’ has been used to identify many causes for environmental and ecological system shifts, impacting vital biodiversity equilibria. When we...

Solutions Highlights

Reforestation insufficient to offset wood harvest carbon

Reforestation insufficient to offset wood harvest carbon

New research reveals significant flaws in how carbon credits from reforestation are calculated, raising concerns about their effectiveness in tackling climate change. Forests have a critical role to play in capturing and storing carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere –...

How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

Botanical gardens are not just beautiful – they can cool the city air by 5°C during heatwaves, according to the most comprehensive review of its kind led by the University of Surrey As cities face increasingly scorching temperatures due to climate change, a study led...

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

As UK housing stock faces challenges with carbon neutrality, tech entrepreneurs champion accessible retrofits.  Retrofitting, or upgrading old homes with new technology to make them more sustainable, is a critical strategy for making UK housing stock more sustainable,...

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests, protected by traditional beliefs for centuries, may hold the key to effective conservation management. As rich reservoirs of ancient biodiversity, sacred forests are a fascinating cultural practice that marries the spiritual with the natural world....

Social connections crucial for low-carbon heating adoption

Social connections crucial for low-carbon heating adoption

Social ties sparking a green revolution: Knowing one person using low-carbon heating solutions increases likelihood of adopting it yourself. The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has unveiled the results of its comprehensive domestic heat survey, "Mapping the...

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